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Enteroinvasive E. Coli infection

Enteroinvasive E. Coli infection: Introduction

Enteroinvasive E. Coli infection: A type of bacterial infection that results from ingesting contaminated food or water and results in gastroenteritis. Enteroinvasive refers to the invasion of bacteria into the gastrointestinal lining. It tends to occur as occasional outbreaks in developed countries and as endemic infections in developing countries. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Enteroinvasive E. Coli infection is available below.

Symptoms of Enteroinvasive E. Coli infection

Treatments for Enteroinvasive E. Coli infection

  • Rehydration and antibiotic therapy in susceptible patients
  • Treatment of enteroinvasive E. Coli infection is dependant on the severity of symptoms, the age of the patient, and coomorbidities (such as diabetes etc). Treatments include:
    • Avoidance of dehydration and rehydration
      • Oral therapy - if vomiting and dehydration are not severe. Small amounts and often, ideally with and balanced electrolyte solutions, but other fluids can be used. Avoid high sugar drinks as this may worsen diarrhoea and dehydration.
      • Nasogastric therapy - in a hospital setting may be used to avoid intravenous therapy.
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